Australia Post opens Gold Coast parcel centre

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- 11 Jul 2024 ( #1187 ) - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
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The parcel centre will process up to 6,000 parcels per hour
The parcel centre will process up to 6,000 parcels per hour

Australia Post has officially opened a new AUD12 million parcel facility on the Gold Coast that is capable of processing up to 90,000 parcels a day.

The 15,087 m2 facility, the first Australia Post building to be awarded a five-star Green Star rating, has a 99 kW solar system capable of powering up to 30% of the total load.

The parcel centre will process up to 6,000 parcels per hour, 75,000 parcels a day and up to 90,000 during peak periods such as Christmas.

Australia Post executive general manager network operations Rod Barnes says the multi-million-dollar investment into the Gold Coast and its surrounds, including parts of Northern New South Wales such as Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah, reflects Australia Post’s commitment to improving services for the community.

“As one of Queensland’s biggest cities, we’ve seen parcel volumes increase by 97% since 2019, with data indicating almost 280,000 Gold Coast households shopped online in the past year,” says Barnes.

“This increased demand has seen the Gold Coast become our largest posting zone outside the major capitals, with substantial inbound and outbound product. 

“This new facility will expedite processing and improve turnaround times, ensuring quicker delivery of parcels to our customers’ doorsteps.”

The new facility will accommodate more than 300 team members in the region and recruitment for Australia Post’s peak period in the lead up to Christmas will commence soon.

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